Facebook's venture into the enterprise has been a small, select party thus far, but that could soon change as an executive at the social media giant, Julien Codorniou, told Business Insider earlier this month that a launch date out of private beta is "very close."
I've lost track of the number of various text-based chat apps that have been installed on my phones over the last several years. SMS messaging, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Skype – and I'm pretty sure there are many, many more.
AOL, Bloomberg, Google and Facebook are among the companies involved in Tech:NYC, an association that plans to advocate for New York City's tech community.
Facebook released 14 of its Chef cookbooks to the public. Open sourcing the cookbooks enables anybody to use Facebook's model for managing and automating configurations and changes of servers.
In honor of Equal Pay Day, which falls on April 12, the two tech giants each released statements saying that they pay their female and male employees equally.
KLM customers can now use the chat app to obtain flight confirmations, boarding passes, reminders, flight status updates and help from a customer service representative.
Line made a slew of announcements just weeks before Facebook's platform is set to open to third-party bots. Among the announcements were plans to give developers access to an upcoming chat bot API, setting the company even more directly at odds with Facebook.
Facebook's Open Compute Project scored a big win this week as data center and interconnection company Equinix rolled out elements of OCP technology within its International Business Exchange data centers.
Enterprise social networking may finally get its chance to shine. According to a Fortune article, Facebook is getting ready to release its business-focused social network product in the next few months.
It appears that WhatsApp might have the seven year itch. Shortly after celebrating its seventh anniversary, Facebook's mobile messaging app said it was dumping the BlackBerry operating system and a number of other older operating systems by the end of the year.